“Ten-tracks of lushly textured music”
Behind the Scenes with WYO and Elixir Strings
Moonlight – Music Video
Hot Lights – Live Performance Video
Southern California’s WYO (by way of Jackson, Wyoming) makes cinematic music inspired by frontman Andy Sorge’s home state of Wyoming. Taking inspiration from the imposing landscapes and majestic mountains around which he grew up, singer-songwriter Andy Sorge utilizes an organic instrument palette to create the soundscape that is WYO. After attending film school in New York, Andy met Scott McKay Gibson, and the two retreated to Wyoming to begin working on what would soon become their debut album, Untamed. Released in early 2018, WYO teamed up with veteran Los Angeles-based producer, Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins, Pete Yorn, Ben Lee), to provide a fresh ear to finalize the LP. After a successful debut release, WYO went on to record and release their sophomore album Changes, which further explores their panoramic sound—a sound that has led to sharing the stage with Robert Earl Keen, Avi Buffalo, The Fruit Bats and WhiteHorse, and to performing at unique music venues like Griffith Park for Eat See Hear Festival, SXSW, The LACMA Museum, Sofar Sounds, Jam in the Van, and headlining School Night in Los Angeles. Recently WYO was voted to be a KAABOO festival finalist, Deli Mag artist of the month, and their music videos have been featured on playlists such as VEVO DSCVR and Buzzbands Greatest Hits. In addition to performing as WYO, Andy and Scott frequently compose music for documentaries, such as the recent HBO documentary, “Lindsay Vonn: The Final Season”, airing this November. This perhaps explains the reason why WYO’s music has a way of evoking such striking visuals that stir the imagination. WYO embodies the search for a place that’s alive and wild. It’s an endeavor that deals with love, loss, and constant exploration. It’s a tale of reconciling city life with the unyielding need to retreat to nature’s gravitational pull.
“This is the kind of music that energizes your soul and makes you feel alive”
“WYO conveys listeners to remote realms chock-full of thrilling commotion and no-holds-barred energy.”
“An incredible new act”